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More On Canadian Insulators

   by Jack Hayes


In my letter to you in the May 1975 issue of Insulators I provided some insight into the history of three insulators made in Canada, the CD 742.1, CD 726 and CD 721. My family and I had not been able to find a complete insulator at the site of the Canada Glass Company, only pieces.

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Pyrex Insulators

   by Alan Rodgers


Ask any housewife what she thinks of when the name "Pyrex" is mentioned, and the answer will be ovenware and kitchen utensils. Ask a chemist, and it will be laboratory glassware. Ask an insulator collector, and the answer will be beautiful carnival glass insulators.

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Preferably direct porcelain news items and questions directly to Jack H. Tod, 3427 N. 47th Place, Phoenix, Ariz. 85018. All mail will be answered if reply stamp is enclosed, and the most newsworthy items and questions of general interest will be published as space permits.

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D.C. Trolley Car Feeder Wire Ins.



The body part of this D.C. Trolley Car Feeder Wire insulator was shown on page 26 of my book, Unique Collectible Insulators. I had not seen the complete insulator until I acquired one at the San Diego Show. This insulator supposedly came from the old trolley lines in San Francisco. They were installed there ...                    [more]


The England Brookfield RD Insulator

   by Hank Golet


In your Sep. 74 issue you carried a letter I had written to you concerning insulators embossed with an RD and some numbers. I was seeking any information I could get from anyone who had or has had one in the past. Also anyone else who knew anything about them, where they came from, etc. The two insulators I was ...                    [more]


To Skulk Is Divine (?)

   by H. G. "Bea" Hyve


The following story is an excerpt from a letter written to a fellow collector. Any incorrect technical information therein is the direct result of a gross lack of education on the part of the letter writer, who was later set straight on many matters related to insulators and electricity. Incidentally, ...                    [more]

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